Happy Halloween! The day of candy, tricks, and onesies. It feels like there are so many more onesies seen for Halloween each year that one year everyone will be in a onesie. I shouldn’t be talking though because my costume this year was a lion onesie. I was going to be a minion, but then I saw that and knew that’s what I was going to be. Plus, it was only $20. Also, I have a photo of when I was a lion when I was about 4, so I put the two photos next to each other and it is hilarious.
I’ve seen photos of chocolate babka all over Pinterest, but then you look at the recipe and it says 14 hours to make it and so I always backed out. This time though, I didn’t, and I am so glad. First of all, it’s a lot of fun to make, even if it takes a while. I love making brad though, so I guess I am biased. Second, it’s delicious! Plus it’s so pretty. I mean just look at that.
If you know me at all, you know that plain monkey bread is too simple for me. I like to take simple recipes and make them a bit crazier. So, I took a simple monkey bread recipe and stuffed it with chocolate and peanut butter. I knew I wanted to stuff it with chocolate, but I couldn’t think of another thing to add, and nothing beats chocolate with peanut butter.
When I told people I really wanted to make zucchini bread this summer, most just went “Ew”. Don’t knock it til you try it. It’s actually delicious. Why? Just because it has zucchini in it, doesn’t mean it can’t still have 2 cups of sugar.
This Cinnamon Swirl Bread was a staple in my house for a little while… back when I lived in my house. I made it three times in one week because it was so amazing and so, so easy! I know what you’re thinking. Cinnamon swirl bread, I can buy that! Why would I spend the time making it?
Well let me tell you why. It’s so easy and it’s so much better than store-bought. It’s not quick, if you know anything about working with yeast you’ll know that. But, you’re not working on it for 5 hours, you’re probably only working on it for about 20 minutes. Then 4 hours later, thanks to the almighty power of yeast, you have yourself a loaf of bread. Simple enough.
I saw this recipe on one of the blogs I follow a while back and thought it was the coolest thing. It looks so impressive and delicious, I knew I had to try it at some point. So when I came home for Spring Break, my goal was to bake as many things as possible that I don’t have the time, ingredients, or tools to make in college, that way it’s really like a special treat. So I made this, and I was so happy I did.
I’ve always loved banana bread. So, when our dining hall finally restocked on bananas last weekend, I thought, what better to do with this wild opportunity than make banana bread? So, I casually stole 4 bananas from the dining hall and stuffed them in my backpack. Then, as the next weekend approached (because you have to wait for them to get very ripe), I decided, why not make Nutella swirl banana bread? So that’s exactly what I did, and let me tell you, it was amazing.
Happy Leap Year Day! I feel like I should do something cool today, but chances are I’m going to just go about my everyday like I usually do. But if I do get the chance, maybe I will, we shall see. On to lemon loaf, though.
I’ve never been a huge fan of lemon, but when it’s hidden in cake form glazed with sugar, I can usually take it. To be fair, this loaf doesn’t exactly “hide” the lemon, you can taste it. However, you can totally cater it to your likes. If you’re not as much into lemon, simply use less extract in your loaf and substitute some water for lemon juice in the glaze! But don’t omit either of those, because then you’re just making plain cake, and that’s boring. Although probably still good.